Bring your entire family to the Huntsville Kiwanis Club’s annual Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 17 in the Huntsville Public Library (HPL) Community Room. The supper is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, milk, coffee and orange juice.

Proceeds will go to KRABS (Kiwanis Readers are Bound for Success), a national program that fosters literacy and the motivation to read among our community's children by delivering free books to them when they visit the library. To make the program possible, KRABS, the Huntsville Public Library, and Huntsville schools partner with Reading is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), the oldest and largest non-profit organization designed to develop the love of reading in our youth.

“The fundraiser benefits literacy efforts at Huntsville Public Library,” said Anne Sparks, Asst. City Librarian. "HPL participates in KRABS and each fall, we host third graders at the library. “The students are treated to special productions and activities followed by the opportunity to choose a free book to keep for themselves.

“It is fundraisers like the Pancake Supper that makes it possible to purchase books,” said Sparks. “The Kiwanis Club organizes, fundraisers and collects local funds. We act as hosts to coordinate the program and distribution of books. Huntsville area schools provide transportation to and from the Library. Last year, RIF distributed over 1,400 books to the children of Huntsville.”

Contact the Huntsville Public Library at 936-291-5472, for questions or more information.
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